You can catch your screen with the integrated tools in Microsoft Windows 7.
1) Use keyboard shortcuts:
It is possible to capture the entire screen by pressing the “Print Screen”, “Prt SCRN” : The name varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.
It is usually the third button above the keyboard starting from the right.
The image will be copied to the clipboard, simply paste the example in Paint and then save it.
I recommend the PNG format is a format a little heavier than others but with the advantage of providing excellent image quality and support transparency.
To capture the active window only, made “alt key + print screen”.
Again, the image is copied to the clipboard. Open Paint and paste the image. Register.
You can edit images in Paint to add annotations to your capture.
2) Use the Capture Tool for Windows 7
Windows 7 provides a tool for making screenshots, the Snipping Tool.
It is very easy to use.
Open the Start menu by clicking on the orb representing the flag of Windows.
Search for “Snipping tool” and then click on the result Snipping Tool.
A small window appears, you can choose either to make a capture of a free form, a rectangular capture, capture a window or full screen capture.
Select the option you want and select the element to capture.
In the case of the capture of the free form or capture rectangular, a cursor appears. Then simply make a selection of the area to capture.
In the case of the capture of the window, you must select the window to catch the mouse which then “transformed” in hand. Note that you can capture the taskbar that is recognized as a window.
In the case of capture full screen it just select Full Screen Capture and Capture is by itself.
Once done, your captured image will open in a mini editor or you can write with a pen and highlight areas.
Once done, it’ll just save your image or send it directly via email.
If you choose to save, you will be offered several formats, PNG, of course, also GIF, JPEG and HTML format are available.
Again, we recommend PNG.
Of course, you can repeat the catch with an image editing software such as Paint, Paint.NET or another.
3) Third party softwares:
Almost all third party screen shot taking softwares are paid. They offer various integrated advantages and is targeted for professional use.